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jmiller
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Re: Interesting stuff
jmiller   9/30/2013 10:56:37 PM
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It makes me excited to see where it goes and what they come up with next.

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jmiller   9/30/2013 10:54:17 PM
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I like to read articles where we as humans take God's technology and try to improve or use it in a new way.  There are so many cool things that are out in nature right now and to advance or use them in a new way is very exciting.

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jmiller   9/30/2013 10:44:07 PM
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I woudl think the auto or possibly trucking industry would be inerested if it reduces drag and increases mpg.  The trucking idustry will go nuts for a lb or two reduction in vehicle weight because of the potential cost savings.

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jmiller   9/30/2013 10:39:56 PM
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I can think of about a dozen ways to use this technology.  I might be al ittle confused, though.  Does the film only go on glass or can it be used on other surfaces.  perhaps steel.

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Re: SUPER-SLIPPERY COATING
Ann R. Thryft   9/30/2013 12:13:12 PM
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Thanks for the feedback, bobjengr. This is some time away from commercialization, but it does look promising.



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SUPER-SLIPPERY COATING
bobjengr   9/28/2013 1:48:27 PM
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VERY interesting post Ann.  Several years ago I had a consulting job involved with mounting solar collectors used in a small "solar farm".  It involved the base structures and motorized mechanisms to move the collectors across the horizon as the sun traveled east to west.  On HUGE factor we somewhat overlooked was keeping the collector plates clean.  It's amazing how much efficiency is lost due to dirty glazers.  The material you describe in your post would be very effective keeping clean surfaces.  I'm going to send your post to the gentleman I worked with just to keep him informed as to what might be one possible solution to the problem.   

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Re: Interesting stuff
Ann R. Thryft   9/27/2013 11:46:47 AM
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That doesn't sound very appealing. I sure wouldn't use a coating like that. Do you have a link you can share?



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Ratsky   9/27/2013 11:44:34 AM
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At this point, the primary difference I see in the product descriptions is the Rustoleum product doesn't claim complete transparency; several reviews comment on the "milky sheen" it imparts to the coated surface.

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Re: Interesting stuff
Ann R. Thryft   9/27/2013 11:37:39 AM
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Ratsky, this material isn't even commercialized yet so it's definitely not being sold at Home Depot. There have been several similar R&D announcements in the last year or so of such slippery surface/coating technology. I'd guess the Home Depot stuff is the result of one of those.

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Ratsky   9/26/2013 2:37:42 PM
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Is this the same stuff that Home Depot has been advertising recently, from Rustoleum?  Too many similarities to be a coincidence.  This ad just started running a few days ago.  HD website has many reviews, largely mixed.

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